I recently responded to a comment from a Trump supporter or at least he smelled like a Trump supporter.
Here are some of his “interesting” observations about Trump and why he won;
- “If you were honest in attempting to understand the reason Trump’s base supports him, you would look at what he did, not what he said or how he sounded.”
- “You would see that he talks like your after dad, unscripted, full of exaggeration, but passionate, unrehearsed, real.”
- “You’d see that he took on the media (which the public trusts less than the government, according to a new poll) and owned them in ways the average man doesn’t get to in real life.”
- “You’d see that the era of the heralded intellectual president has passed, that people care more about results than rhetoric.”
But at the end of the day it always comes down to the pièce de résistance;
“It’s the Left’s fault. And it’s why the Left is not gaining traction with the constant blind criticism.”
I really am sick and tired of the left, right, liberal, and conservative thing. You want to know the reason why nothing ever seems to get done in Washington? There is no middle ground. Donald Trump ran on the campaign promise that he was going to “Drain the swamp”. For those of you uninitiated, Washington, D.C. was built on a piece of swamp land. To date the only thing Donald Trump has done is made the left and the right dig their heels deeper in the muck. All sides have squared off and Trump seems to be simply reveling in the chaos because honestly he has no other course of action.
The real truth for all you red hat wearing basket of deplorables is this, he doesn’t have a freaking clue what he is doing with the exception of one thing, he is the President and that, ladies and gentleman, is as far as he has gotten and may be as far as he gets.
The one thing the Trump brain trust neglected to think through is this, once they pay back all of their well-heeled supporters with appointments who can they hire to actually do the work of running this country? The number of positions the Trump administration needs to fill is staggering. No other sitting President is as far behind in filling those key positions as this administration is. And although Trump is quick to blame the Democrats and Fake News for this trouble his ugly tweets, rambling press conferences and rally speeches are simply a smoke screen for his much larger problem, no one, the people behind the scenes, the people who actually do the heavy lifting of running this country don’t want to work with him or for him.
Despite what he says, despite what he leads everyone to believe, I am convinced there was nobody more surprised that he won than The Donald himself. I am not sure we have ever had an administration more ill prepared for the job at hand than this one.
But all that aside, Trump could have been the guy to find that middle path. He fancies himself a deal maker but rather than pulling up his big boy pants, accepting the arrows and paper cuts as part of the job and trying to get both sides to the table he has spent all of his energy lashing out at anyone and anything that hurts his feelings.
I don’t want this guy to fail, I don’t need this guy to fail but I wish this 70-year-old man would act like a 70 year old man who has been around the block a time or two. This isn’t what I want to hear from my President; “Don’t believe the main stream (fake news) media. The White House is running VERY WELL. I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it.”
As my grandmother would say “the proof is in the pudding”. I don’t need words, or tweets or as the Trump supporter pointed out in #4 more “rhetoric” at a campaign rally, the campaign is over, you got the title your ego coveted, you are now the closest thing to a King we have. When you are lounging around in your bathrobe four years from now by the pool at Mar a Lago everyone will have to address you as Mr. President. But until then it is time to get serious Mr. President, time to quit campaigning, time to thicken your skin and get to work, in Washington, in the swamp. Time to get your hands dirty. You can’t talk your way through this job, you can’t edit the tape or have a retake. The director can’t fix this in post-production, this is reality one that includes my well-being and my families future.
“I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” – Donald J. Trump campaign promise after criticizing President Barack Obama’s golf habit. He has certainly broken that promise in five short weeks.